Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cardboard Book of Thanks

As I was looking for some cardboard I came across a cardboard book cover.  I decided to add some paper to it and let my 5 year old turn it into a book of Thanks.

Since my daughter is just learning to spell I figured she would have a challenging time writing out what she was thankful for.  Instead, I suggested she use the camera and take pictures of the things she's thankful for.  She loved the idea and immediately started wandering around the house snapping pictures.

Here's how our book started off:

I gave my daughter some stickers, helped her spell the words, Give Thanks and then let her decorate!

Next, I cut paper to fit inside the book, used our whole punch along with some string and added the paper to the book.

After my daughter snapped a bunch of pictures she added them to the pages.  

Once all the pictures were added I helped my daughter write the names of the things she was thankful for.

Here are the pages of her "Give Thanks" book:

  This turned out to be a fun way for my daughter to show what she's thankful for.  We are displaying it on a table in our kitchen. Our kitchen is a high traffic area and so this book gets alot of attention as friends and family come to visit.  I will be proud to display this book for years to come......


  1. I love it Susen! What a great idea to help with remembering all that we are thankful for. Stealing your idea!

    1. So glad you like it, Natasha! Steal away and have fun with it!!

  2. This looks like a fun activity! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful spot Blog Hop! :)

  3. I love this and I will try to make one with my DD this year. Looks like a great way to encourage mindfulness and creativity and lots of other great characteristics :) Thank you for documenting the process of your DD making hers (what a sweetie!). I like that you put it on display so that everyone can look at it.

    1. Thanks Rachael! We had alot of fun making it and it will be used for years to come!